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The Sender (1982)

A disturbed telepathic man is unable to fully control his ability to transmit his dreams and visions into the minds of the people around him, or even influence reality. A female therapist tries to help him, but his mother gets in the way.

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Roger Christian

Writer:

Thomas Baum
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kathryn Harrold ... Gail Farmer
Zeljko Ivanek ... The Sender
Shirley Knight ... Jerolyn
Paul Freeman ... Dr. Denman
Sean Hewitt ... The Messiah
Harry Ditson ... Dr. Hirsch
Olivier Pierre Olivier Pierre ... Dr. Erskine
Tracy Harper Tracy Harper ... Young Girl
Al Matthews ... Viet Nam Veteran
Marsha A. Hunt ... Nurse Jo (as Marsha Hunt)
Angus MacInnes ... Sheriff Prouty
Jana Shelden Jana Shelden ... Nurse Reimbold
Manning Redwood ... Policeman
John Stephen Hill John Stephen Hill ... Policeman
Monica Buford Monica Buford ... Dr. Warren
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Storyline

A young man has just been admitted to a mental hospital after attempting suicide at a public beach. Unable to remember even his own name, the doctors call him John Doe #83. Soon after his arrival, the doctor assigned to him begins seeing and hearing things around her that have no explanation. Soon she begins to make the terrifying connection between the things she's seeing and her new patient. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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He has the power to make you live his nightmares... And he's dreaming about you. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alucinaciones del mal See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$434,884, 24 October 1982

Gross USA:

$1,054,328

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,054,328
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Quentin Tarantino's favorite horror movie of 1982. See more »

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Featured in Trailer Trauma 3: 80s Horrorthon (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Walk Through the Meadows
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Music by Johnny Pearson
Bosworth Music Ltd
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Hysteria and smashed mirrors...
25 January 2008 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Fitfully effective creep-out, one that sneaked in and out of theaters but managed to find a small audience once it premiered on cable in the mid-1980s. Lovely Kathryn Harrold is very good as a dedicated doctor attempting to understand a handsome young mental patient (Zeljko Ivanek) who is both telepathic and wildly unbalanced. An odd, off-putting piece, though certainly a curious one filmed quite well on a low-budget; its predilection for smashed glass and marauding insects and rodents may turn many viewers off however, and Shirley Knight's performance as the sender's mother nearly lapses into camp (though I actually welcomed this!). ** from ****


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